Wed, 22nd Sep 2021 13:00

The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction

  Lot 71

2001 Ford Focus Motorsport 280bhp
Fully MSA compliant and eligible for Tin Top series

Registration: N/A
Chassis: Not Visible
Odometer: N/A
Transmission: Manual

  • Built by Ford Motorsport
  • Driven by Gordon Sheddon
  • Quaife close ratio 5-speed gearbox
  • Penske suspension
  • Normally aspirated 2.0 litre Zetec engine with 287bhp
  • Fully race complaint
  • Competed on 12th June at Snetterton
  • Lifeline fire extinguisher
  • In date harnesses and seats
  • Supplied with two sets of Magnesium wheels with dry and wet tyres
  • Custom cages full cage
  • Twin plate racing clutch
  • New brake pipes
  • AP racing front calipers
  • Long distance racing fuel cell
  • Toovey race engine rebuild
  • Full recommissioning by A1 Rally in June 2021
  • Raced at Cadwell Park in June 2022

Interactive 360° Panorama

Here we have a fully race prepared Focus that is literally ready to race as fully MSA compliant or of course track days.

Lots of good work done and regularly campaigned by its enthusiastic owner . Plenty of bills on file from respected suppliers in the Motorsport.

The following has been supplied by the vendor for which we are grateful:

This car started life in BTCC in the hands of Gordon Sheddon and has been successful ever since. Done very little since full rebuild to include the best available specification to include

Toovey full steel, forged pistons 280 bhp engine, with throttle bodies

Full carbon fibre air intake system with K&N air filter

OBP adjustable pedal box and slave cylinders and new braided brake lines and pipes

Newly refurbished by Quaife 5-speed gearbox and super tricky Racing Solutions limited slip diff. Racing clutch and uprated drive shafts

Alcom 4 pot front Racing Brakes, vented discs

Lucas 1 pot rear Racing brake, steel discs

fully adjustable and newly refurbished by manufacturer Penske suspension all round

2 sets of magnesium wheels with dry and wets, plus spare sets

DTA Fast NT-Dash dash with GPS and DTR read out with Cartek Distribution panel, full professional rewire

New ATL fuel cell with long range tank with car

Kevlar panels, perspex windows

FIA Custom Cages Roll cage with full Lifeline fire system

Full refresh and set up just completed by Ric Wood Motorsport

Here is an overview and breakdown of racing costs for this car, supplied by the vendor

  1. Entry fees for a club event are in the region of £250/300 for a 20 minute/30 minute race with a 20/30 minute practice.

  1. Latterly raced in the Tin Tops series with the CSCC, they are 32 driver races of 40 minutes with a compulsory pit stop to change drivers (or not if going solo) they cost £385 for the entry.

  1. Sharing the cost is the way to go for a new racer and to be fair the idea is to have fun so doing it with friends or family is more than half of it.

  1. On consumables, the biggest cost is tyres but they last longer than people think who get a false impression from the F1 with endless tyres. The truth is that a set can last at least 5 events and for that car come in at £150.20 a corner for quality items such as Yokohama fitted and balanced.

  1. Engine and gearbox oils , brake pads (there a many spares with the car, discs (it has new discs all around), harness replacement etc. probably average £100 per meeting with fuel being a similar amount. The Ford car is probably running at a litre every two minutes at racing speeds.


Estimated at £11,000 - £13,000


Auction: The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction, Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

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Saturday 18th September - 10am to 4pm
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